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Month: December 2010

December 2010

What Are You Reading?

Originally from Canada, Ora received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto. As a Corps member, Ora worked with the New Orleans non-profit Resurrection After Exoneration, helping wrongfully convicted men become advocates for change in the justice system … Continue reading

30th Dec, 2010

How Small Things Can Make a Big Difference

Rebecca Ratner is from Golden Valley, MN and attended Brandeis University. As a Chicago Corps member,  she is a Housing and Supportive Services Assistant at Inspiration Corporation, an organization that helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives … Continue reading

22nd Dec, 2010

People Power and Politics

Debra Fricano is from Little Neck, NY and attended Brandeis University. As a Chicago Corps member, she is a Community Organizer at Lakeview Action Coalition, which is an organization acting to sustain racial and economic diversity in the Chicago communities of Lakeview and North … Continue reading

21st Dec, 2010

Poetics and Light

Yael Kiken, from Chicago, IL, attended University of Michigan and works as an Elementary School Program Coordinator at DC SCORES, an organization that empowers students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. Amid the chaos of being in a … Continue reading

20th Dec, 2010

The Importance of Allies

When you’re working for justice in an often unjust world, it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. The sense of fighting an uphill battle can be overwhelming, even for those of us who work professionally in the Jewish social justice … Continue reading

16th Dec, 2010

So, What’s the Real Impact?

In conversation with Corps members, the question “How did you first get interested in social justice work?” often comes up. The answers are as varied as the participants themselves, but one common thread runs through many narratives: many AVODAHniks first … Continue reading

14th Dec, 2010

A Taste of New Orleans

Did you know that AVODAH not only has a national blog, but a New Orleans-specific blog as well? For over two years, Jews4NewOrleans has showcased the thoughts, inspirations, and impressions of New Orleans Corps members and alumni. For a taste … Continue reading

13th Dec, 2010

Quiet and Questions

Ana Forman is from Orinda, CA and attended the University of California, Davis. As a Washington, DC Corps member she is working as a Volunteer Coordinator and HIV Prevention Educator at Metro TeenAIDS which works to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

10th Dec, 2010

“So… How’s Chicago?”

Daniel Riff is from Palo Alto, CA and attended Washington University in St. Louis majoring in history and minoring in political science. As a Chicago Corps member he is a Housing Resource Specialist at Heartland Alliance, which helps people living … Continue reading

9th Dec, 2010
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